Unique attractions in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

  1. Chastleton is a hidden gem located in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. With both a Jacobean house to explore and beautiful gardens, there is much to discover during an afternoon visit.
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  2. The gardens of Rousham House (photo Harpur Garden Images)
    One of England's most important gardens, Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains almost as its designer William Kent (1685–1748) left it. Many of the features that delighted its 18th century visitors are still there for 21st century visitors to enjoy.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  3. Kelmscott Manor
    The country home of William Morris - poet, craftsman and socialist - from 1871 until 1896, this is an essential experience for anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts Movement.
    1. 1 Apr 202429 Oct 2024
  4. Blenheim Palace aerial photo
    A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the splendours of Baroque architecture, to wonder at the collections of art, tapestry and antiques, and to explore the Park and Gardens and discover landscapes crafted by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Whether enjoying a day visit to this magnificent home to the Dukes of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, or as a regular visitor able to appreciate the changing seasons and an annual programme of historical and cultural events, you will be sure to feel enriched by the Blenheim Palace experience. Britain’s Greatest Palace.
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  5. Rana, Asiatic Lion, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
    Get eye-to-eye with giraffes, watch rhinos grazing on the Gothic Manor House lawns or walk with Lemurs. With over 260 different animal species in over 120 acres of beautiful Parkland & gardens, there's plenty of space to relax and get closer to wildlife!
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  6. Combe Mill
    A 19th century sawmill with rare working steam beam engine and waterwheel. Other small steam engines and model engines. Rural artefacts, visiting craftsmen and working forge
    1. 18 Mar 202431 Oct 2024
  7. Cotswold Woollen Weavers in Filkins
    Cotswold Woollen Weavers is a destination in its own right: a shop selling all manner of woollen clothes and blankets, a small museum, design studio, sculpture gallery, coffee shop and picnic area, all housed in beautiful old stone buildings.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  8. Widford Church on a misty morning ©Helena Sylvester
    A tiny church on its own in the Windrush Valley. In 1904 it was found to have been built on the base of a Roman house or temple. Mainly 13th century it has remnants of an 11th century Saxon or Norman building, e.g. the dividing wall, a chevroned corbel and the plain rough font.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  9. The Rollright Stones
    The Rollright Stones are a group of prehistoric megalithic monuments built from large natural boulders found within about 500m of the site. The stones are naturally pitted, giving them extraordinary shapes.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  10. Logo
    Using a modern take (MK26B ) on the iconic Spitfire, the project is building 15 aircraft, each Spitfire paying tribute to the many who were involved in this fabulous aircraft
    1. Crocodiles of the World
      Crocodiles of the World is the UK's first and only crocodile zoo, and is home to over 80 crocodiles, which represent 12 of the 23 extant crocodilian species, making it the largest collection of crocodiles in the UK
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    2. Cogges cottage garden and manor house
      Cogges Manor Farm is a historic farmstead and home to Downton Abbey’s Yew Tree Farm. It is a beautifully preserved collection of farm buildings, manor house, and walled garden, set in its own grounds, with farm animals, outdoor adventure play and café.
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    3. Broughton Castle, exterior shot
      Broughton Castle is a historic medieval manor house located near the town of Banbury. The castle has a rich history dating back to the 14th century and is renowned for its well-preserved medieval and Tudor architecture.
      1. Late 18th-century house, set in enchanting landscaped grounds, which houses an extensive art collection
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      Saltridge Woods (Credit: Ken Long)